I am either way ahead of the game for summer 2015, or struggling to get across the 2014 summertime finish line with all my tires smoking. Your guess which it is.
The picture on the right is my inspiration for a new shirt, and after making my first Archer, it was the obvious pattern choice for a pretty new sleeveless blouse. And since I happened to have some lightweight raspberry silk in my stash, that also seemed like a no-brainer choice.
Jen has a few tips about pattern modifications for making a sleeveless Archer on her website to help you determine how and where to trim the armhole edge and yoke. I tried on my Archer-with-sleeves and measured where I wanted the armhole for my sleeveless version to end, and then trimmed an inch pretty much according to Jen’s diagram from the front, back, and yoke shoulder edge.
Did I mention I am using silk for this blouse? I don’t have any low-temp fusible interfacing appropriate for silk, so silk organza it is for the interfacing. Hand basting with the silk basting thread and super-sharp Japanese needles I sell in my Etsy store. I get a point for slow sewing, right? Maybe two?
What’s on your sewing table right now? Are you trying to cram in the last few summer garments, or already thinking about fall styles?